Madeira Situation Report Wednesday 29th June 2022

by Daniel Fernandes

Brief Covid-19 update

There was an average of 74 hospitalised Covid-19 patients per day, and an average of 2 patients in the Covid-19 intensive care unit per day.

There were 14 deaths from June 20th to June 26th. There had been a total of 334 deaths.

On June 28th, it was announced that there had been 2 new Covid-19 cases in the Region’s schools in the previous 24 hours (2 non-teaching member of staff).

 Herbert Jesus, the Regional Health Director (Diretor Regional da Saúde), expects the use of face masks in public transport to remain mandatory, as a precautionary measure.

First Monkeypox case in Madeira

On June 28th, the Regional Health Directorate (Direção Regional da Saúde) confirmed the first case of Monkepox infection in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. The first patient is an adult male who had recently traveled to the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region. He is being monitored by the Madeira Health Service. All appropriate infection control measures have been implemented. An epidemiological investigation is under way.

Individuals with rashes with blisters, along with a high temperature, a headache, backache, muscle aches, swollen glands, shivering (chills), exhaustion must abstain from close physical contact and seek medication attention.

Any suspected cases of Monkeypox infection must be reported to the following Madeira Health Service hotline: 8000 24 24 200 (Linha SRS 24)

Parts of Estrada Monumental to be closed to traffic

The Municipality of Funchal informed the Estrada Monumental stretch between Caminho do Arieiro and the roundabout at Estrada da Vitória will be closed to traffic (residents, public transport, hotels, and loading and unloading are exempted) on July 5th, 6th and 7th, from 09h00 to 17h00, as a result scheduled work on trees.

Water supply disruption

The Municipality of Funchal informed there will be a water supply disruption today, from 14h00 to 02h00, at Rua Velha da Ajuda, as a result of scheduled work on the water supply network. The following areas will be affected:

– Rua Vale da Ajuda

 – Rua Velha da Ajuda

– Travessa da Ajuda

Power cut

Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira (Madeira power supplier) announced there will be power cuts due to scheduled work on the electricity supply network. These cannot be postponed and will take place in the following days and places:

FUNCHAL

June 29th09h00 to 11h30 (TODAY)

– Rua do Golf (São Gonçalo)

FUNCHAL

June 30th00h00 to 06h00

– Rua da Alegria (numbers 9 to 25)

June 30th09h00 to 11h30

– Caminho do Trapiche

– Vereda do Camacho (numbers 4, 5, 14 and 44)

– Impasse Jardim Botânico (numbers 4, 8 to 14)

PONTA DO PARGO

June 30th09h00 to 12h00

– Vila (partial)

– Salão (partial)

– Serrado

– Ribeira da Vaca

– Lombo Queimado

However, power could be restored during the time frame mentioned above. So, for safety purposes, it should be assumed that there will be power at any time during this period of time.

If necessary, customers can contact the free Customer Support Service number (Serviço de Apoio ao Cliente): 800 221 187.

 

 

 

Madeira Situation Report Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Brief Covid-19 update

On June 19th, there were 95 patients hospitalised in the general Covid-19 unit (22 non-vaccinated, 1 vaccinated with the first shot, 72 fully vaccinated), and 1 hospitalised patient in the Covid-19 intensive care unit (fully vaccinated). As for the age of the hospitalised patients who were in the general Covid-19 unit, 27 are aged 18-65 and 68 are 65 or older. The patient in intensive care is aged 65 or older.

There were 15 deaths from June 13th to June 19th. There had been a total of 320 deaths.

On June 21st, it was announced that there had been 8 new Covid-19 cases in the Region’s schools in the previous 24 hours (5 students, 2 teachers and 1 non-teaching member of staff).

Extra Porto Santo ferry services on June 26th

Porto Santo Line informed there will be extra ferry services to and from Porto Santo on June 26th. This is intended to encourage more visitors to Porto Santo during the weekend of St. John’s festival.

 The timetable of the ferry services on that day will be:

Funchal – Porto Santo: 08h00 & 16h30 (extra)

Porto Santo – Funchal: 13h00 (extra) & 20h000

To amend the booking (free of charge), the customers must do so by visiting one of the Porto Santo Line branches:

– Estrada Monumental, number 175C, Funchal (open from Monday to Sunday – 09h-12h30 & 14h00-20h00)

– Rua D. Estevão de Alencastre, Loja 6/7, Porto Santo (open from Monday to Friday – 09h00-12h30 & 14h00-18h00

Alternatively, passengers can call 291 210 300 from Monday to Friday (09h00-12h300 & 14h00-18h00) or send an email to infopsl@gruposousa.pt.

Madeira Airport to have flights to 26 countries during the summer

Miguel Albuquerque, the President of the Madeira Regional Government, revealed that Madeira Airport will have flights to to 26 countries during the summer. This a 73% increase in comparison to 2019 (11 countries). There will be flights to 60 airports, an increase of 20% (10 more airports than in 2019). He has no doubts that everything is in place for the Region to benefit from a good summer season.

Wizzair started flights to Madeira

Wizzair’s first flight to Madeira took place on June 18th. The aircraft, carrying about 240 passengers, laded in Funchal after 19h00.

Power cut

Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira (Madeira power supplier) announced there will be power cuts due to scheduled work on the electricity supply network. These cannot be postponed and will take place in the following days and places:

RIBEIRA BRAVA

June 22th09h00 to 09h45 & 15h30-16h00 (TODAY)

– Cruz e Caldeira

– Cova

– Cabouco

– Fonte do Pinheiro

– Terça

– Fajã das Flores

– Vale (partial)

– Moreno (partial)

– Caminho do Chão

SANTA CRUZ

June 22th09h00 to 12h00 (TODAY)

– Cova das Pedras

– Morena

– Caminho do Ribeiro do Eixo

– Caminho do Estreito

– Caminho do Pomar

– Caminho do Mosqueiro

– Rua da Morena

However, power could be restored during the time frame mentioned above. So, for safety purposes, it should be assumed that there will be power at any time during this period of time

If necessary, customers can contact the free Customer Support Service number (Serviço de Apoio ao Cliente): 800 221 187.

 

Madeira Situation Report Wednesday 15th June 2022

by Daniel Fernandes  

Brief Covid-19 update

On June 13th, there were 93 patients hospitalised in the general Covid-19 unit (27 non-vaccinated, 2 vaccinated with the first shot, 57 fully vaccinated, 7 vaccinated with a booster shot), and 2 hospitalised patients in the Covid-19 intensive care unit. (1 non-vaccinated, 1 fully vaccinated). As for the age of the hospitalised patients who are in the general Covid-19 unit, 1, is aged 0-17, 22 are aged 18-65 and 70 are 65 or older. The patients in intensive care is aged 65 or older.

There were 15 deaths from June 6th to June 13th. There had been a total of 305 deaths.

On June 14th, it was announced that there had been 13 new Covid-19 cases in the Region’s schools in the previous 24 hours (8 students, 2 teachers and 3 non-teaching staff).

First ever Covid-19 outbreak in Madeira prison

The only prison in the Madeira Region faced its first ever Covid-19 outbreak. As of June 6th, there had been 45 Covid-19 cases among the inmates. They are in prophylactic isolation, under monitoring by the prison’s medical staff, and have their own period of outdoor time in isolation from the remaining inmates.

Water supply disruption

There will be a water supply disruption today, from 09h00 to 12h00, at Rua Passeio da Quinta do Salvador, as a result of planned work on the water supply chain. The following areas will be affected:

– Rua Passeio da Quinta do Salvador

– Rua da Quinta Aragem

– Impasse 1 da Rua da Quinta Aragem

– Beco da Quinta do Salvador

Power cut

Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira (Madeira power supplier) announced there will be power cuts due to scheduled work on the electricity supply network. These cannot be postponed and will take place in the following days and places:

FUNCHAL

June 15th09h00 to 11h30

– Caminho do Galeão (numbers 33 and 35)

– Impasse Jardim Botânico (number 4, numbers 8 to 14)

FUNCHAL

June 15th09h00 to 12h00

– Rua João Paulo II (numbers 1, 4, 5, 6, 8A and 10)

– Rampa do Pico da Cruz (number 1)

CANIÇAL

June 17th08h00 to 10h00

– Zona Franca Industrial – Platform 28

However, power could be restored during the time frame mentioned above. So, for safety purposes, it should be assumed that there will be power at any time during this period of time.

If necessary, customers can contact the free Customer Support Service number (Serviço de Apoio ao Cliente): 800 221 187.

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Maderia Situation Report Wednesday 1st June 2022

by Daniel Fernandes

Brief Covid-19 update

On May 30th, there were 45 patients hospitalised in the general Covid-19 unit (8 non-vaccinated, 3 vaccinated with the first shot, 13 fully vaccinated, 21 vaccinated with a booster shot), and no hospitalised patients in the Covid-19 intensive care unit. As for the age of the hospitalised patients who are in the general Covid-19 unit, 1 is aged 0-17, 9 are aged 18-65 and 35 are 65 or older.

There were 7 deaths from May 23rd to May 30th. There had been a total of 285 deaths.

On May 31st, it was announced that there had been 25 new Covid-19 cases in the Region’s schools (6 students, 12 teachers and 7 non-teaching staff).

New Navy patrol boat arrived in Madeira

 NRP Hidra, an Argos-class patrol boat, arrived in the Region on May 28th. She is joining NRP Dragão in reinforcing the Navy’s presence in the Region. NRP Hidra’s commanding officer is Second-Lieutenant António Lopes Ferreira. The boat has a crew of 9 sailors. In addition to reinforcing the Navy’s presence in the Region, its deployment will strengthen the Navy’s monitoring of the Region’s waters and safeguard human life at sea.

Limited access to the quay at Porto da Cruz

Due to planned rehabilitation work at Porto da Cruz, access to its quay will be limited from May 30th to June 17th.

Power cut

Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira (Madeira power supplier) announced there will be power cuts due to scheduled work on the electricity supply network. These cannot be postponed and will take place in the following days and places:

FUNCHAL

June 1st09h00 to 11h30

– 1ª Vereda do Pinheiro das Voltas (numbers 2 to 5)

SÃO JORGE

June 1st09h00 to 12h00

– Achada Grande

– Farrobo

– Pico

– Vigia

– Tanque

However, power could be restored during the time frame mentioned above. So, for safety purposes, it should be assumed that there will be power at any time during this period of time.

If necessary, customers can contact the free Customer Support Service number (Serviço de Apoio ao Cliente): 800 221 187.